NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline Problems

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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero fuel system problems

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #11

Nov 102014

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 126,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero. While attempting to start the vehicle, the vehicle failed to start. The key remained in the off position and failed to turn. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V40000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 126,000. Updated 6/30/15 the engine and fuel pump were replaced. Updated 07/02/15

- Middleton, WI, USA

problem #10

Nov 092010

Alero 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 Oldsmobile Alero ignition switch. The consumer stated the ignition switch was replaced in November 2010, due to the vehicle stalling when placed in reverse. Also, none of the gauges and dash lights worked, the fuel pressure regulator and head gasket were replaced.

- Clearlake Oaks, CA, USA

problem #9

Dec 062011

Alero 4-cyl

  • 155,000 miles
I have a 2001 old Alero 6 months ago my vehicle would not start I had it towed to a GM dealer which told me I needed a fuel pump so I had it fixed well a few weeks later car would start one day then nothing the next now it wont start at all it died while I was driving with my 4 children we were stuck for an hour in the cold I had it towed to my mechanic he says it the security system well it will cost almost 1000 dollars to fix so it will sit there until GM decides to do a recall I am not the first to complain and I know I wont be the last there should be something done as this is a safety issue.

- Providence, RI, USA

problem #8

Feb 192010


  • miles


01 Alero will turn over but not start. First incident was in 2006 replaced fuel pump and fuel filter. Some days it will start others it will not. It also has died while driving twice. Once on the highway and once in town. I was driving across the street with my son and the car died luckily I coasted out of the line of traffic. For the past week it has only started once out of multiple attempts to start it. It shows cam sensor, crank sensor, passlock, codes when diagnostics ran. Other sites have had same issue with nothing being a permanent solution to problem. Car needs to be recalled.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #7

Aug 202009


  • miles
The 2001 Oldsmobile Alero needs to be recalled. Im sure if you take a survey of its owners the majority will agree. This car has unpredictable issues and sometimes impossible diagnostics. They obviously made a mistake when making this car and they need to own up to it. This car could break down at the drop of a dime for whatever reason.

- Lexington, KY, USA

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problem #6

Apr 292004


  • 63,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero. When the contact attempted to start the vehicle, she noticed that the engine would turn; however, the vehicle would not start. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The contact also noticed that the turn signals began to make a buzzing sound. The current mileage was 123,000 and failure mileage was 63,000.

- Fairfield, AL, USA

problem #5

Jul 102008


  • 72,000 miles


Car shut down suddenly while driving on interstate at 65 mph. A few times this happened in left lane and could have resulted in serious injury. Mechanic replaced sensors (cam) after diagnostic test but car failed again after a few days. Diagnostic pointed to another sensor but the car failed again after a few days. Mechanic suggests replacing ignition switch.

- Somerset, NJ, USA

problem #4

May 012005

Alero 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 Alero gl had problems with the computer, cruise control, and the floor was leaking.** answer required***. the vehicle consumed excessive amounts of gas, the vehicle only got 208 mile per tank of gas. The rear defroster works intermittently. The ABS light, traction light and service engine light illuminated at the same time. When this happened the vehicle lost traction and ABS brakes. On two occasion this failure caused the consumer to lose control of the vehicle. The rear seat slid forward when the brakes were applied abruptly.

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #3

Mar 032005

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While the vehicle was parked, the consumer noticed fluid leaking from underneath the vehicle. The cause has not been determined. Consumer will contact the dealer in the near future. Fuel leaked from the regulator when parked and running. A new regulator was installed.

- Prattville, AL, USA

problem #2

Sep 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
One month after purchasing the vehicle I had it back at the dealer for seatbelt not retracting properly. The buttons keep breaking off. Had the rear defroster replaced, the A/C had to be fixed, the brakes and rotors replaced, turn signal switch had to be replaced. The gas gauge currently is not working. There has been so many repairs on this vehicle I can't keep track any more. Continue to have a problem with the car shaking when I have been driving it for a while. Dealer acknowledges there is a problem but has no idea what is causing it. This car is my worst nightmare. I have been to the dealer so many times I lost count.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 132002

(reported on)


  • miles
The vehicle is supposed to get 32 miles per gallon, however only gives 25 miles per gallon.

- Ozone Park, NY, USA

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